Basic Curricular Goals in Medical Ethics

Charles M. Culver, K. Danner Clouser, Bernard Gert, Howard Brody, John Fletcher, Albert Jonsen, Loretta Kopelman, Joanne Lynn, Mark Siegler, Daniel Wikler

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Abstract

Formal teaching of ethics in the medical school curriculum has increased greatly during the past 15 years. Yet, schools vary in how much attention they give the subject, and even those that do offer courses vary considerably in the form and content of their curricula. Although the result has been a notable degree of innovation and creativity in teaching methods, the diversity has also created certain impressions that require close scrutiny. A medical school dean or curriculum committee surveying the current state of education in medical ethics might conclude that nothing has evolved that might serve as a national standard.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)253-256
Number of pages4
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume312
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 24 1985

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Culver, C. M., Clouser, K. D., Gert, B., Brody, H., Fletcher, J., Jonsen, A., Kopelman, L., Lynn, J., Siegler, M., & Wikler, D. (1985). Basic Curricular Goals in Medical Ethics. New England Journal of Medicine, 312(4), 253-256. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198501243120430